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Alien Spoons

Contact name: Alan
78
Total bookings
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over 8 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

With around 30 years experience of training people and working in conservation with trees and green wood work, you will be sure to learn more than just the basics of spoon carving and whittling. Having learnt the professional and safe carving techniques from some of the best out there, I will pass on these skills so that you can also carve safely and with confidence at home, or improve on your technique.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Alien spoon carving
1 day
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Alien Spoons - Two day spoon carving workshop
2 days
Next date: 20th Jul 2024
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Children's whittling & wood carving classes
1½ hours
Next date: 21st Jul 2024
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VIP 1-2-1 spoon carving day.
1 day
Next date: 18th Jul 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
7 Jul 24'

Kt reviewed: Alien spoon carving

"Really good teacher. Thank you for all the tips on the best ways to cut the wood and how to sharpen tools. Thanks also for the yummy snacks and lunch. Not sure when I'll make another spoon but enjoyed the day. "

27 Jun 24'

Gill reviewed: Alien spoon carving

"Throughly enjoyed making a spoon from a birch log and learning the axe and knife skills involved. Alan is an excellent teacher, and the butternut squash soup for lunch is also highly recommended! "

12 May 24'

Hari reviewed: Alien spoon carving

"A great day that absolutely flew by! Alan is a patient and calm teacher, happy to answer any questions throughout the day. I was able to come away with a lovely spoon and a new obsession for spoon carving! There were plenty of tea breaks and homemade dishes cooked to perfection by Sim who very kindly gifted some freshly homegrown vegetables at the end of the day. I would recommend this workshop to anyone!"

22 Mar 24'

Martin reviewed: VIP 1-2-1 spoon carving day.

"Having already carved spoons for a year or two I was looking for a day that dealt with all of the things that I find more difficult. Alan addressed them all (and more) and I am now in the process of introducing them all into my practice. It was an enjoyable, interesting and useful day. Alan is a good teacher (and his wife is an excellent baker!). Thanks for a great day!"

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